Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Karl_ » Fri May 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Unpopular opinion: I like Xen. It accept it's probably not "good", but I like it, I see what they're trying to do and I find it endearing.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Jenuall » Fri May 22, 2020 6:21 pm

I too am a fan of Xen! It's definitely not the best bit of the game but it's conceptually interesting and serves a great purpose in the story

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by <]:^D » Fri May 22, 2020 7:11 pm

yeah i was expecting some awfulness when i got teleported into it and it really wasnt that bad - made a nice change of pace/scenery from corridors.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by a dan from grcade » Fri May 22, 2020 9:26 pm

It's too hard to do a specific, definitive ranking, but I can give a top ten and a second ten:

1-10:
Animal Crossing (GC)
Championship Manager 01/02
Donkey Kong Country 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Smash Bros Ultimate

11-20:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Banjo-Kazooie
Burnout 3: Takedown
Civilization IV
Pokemon Sword
Rock Band 3
The Sims: Hot Date
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
TimeSplitters 2

Bubbling Under:
Baba is You
The Beatles: Rock Band
Cities Skylines
Crackdown (X360)
Donkey Kong Country
Dragon Warrior Monsters
Fable 2
Grand Theft Auto 3
Jet Force Gemini
Jet Set Radio Future
Kickle Cubicle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
Paper Mario (N64)
Pikmin 2
Pokemon Blue
Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Heart Gold
Pokemon Platinum
Poker Night 2
Wario Land 4
XIII

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by <]:^D » Fri May 22, 2020 9:46 pm

Sims Hot Date?

tell me more, please

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Vermilion » Sat May 23, 2020 8:34 am

<]:^D wrote:Sims Hot Date?

tell me more, please


Woohoo?

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by deathofcows » Sat May 23, 2020 9:57 am

OldSoulCyborg wrote:
  1. The Witness
  2. Celeste
  3. Outer Wilds
  4. Portal
  5. Breath of the Wild
  6. Braid
  7. Portal 2
  8. Super Mario Odyssey
  9. Half-Life 2
  10. Deus Ex
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  11. Cave Story
  12. Super Mario World
  13. Psychonauts
  14. Shovel Knight
  15. Rock Band 2
  16. Link to the Past
  17. Guitar Hero 2
  18. Fez
  19. Dishonored
  20. SSX3

There. Done. Now don't ask me to do that again.


Now this is a list.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by a dan from grcade » Sat May 23, 2020 10:00 pm

<]:^D wrote:Sims Hot Date?

tell me more, please

OK...

The Sims - the original PC game - was brilliant, and for someone who was very much primarily a console gamer, unlike basically anything else I'd played. Though they decimated the capabilities of our primitive PC, we eagerly bought each expansion pack as they were released, excited for the new possibilities they'd add to the game. However, the first two expansion packs were a bit disappointing: in reality, they added only what seemed a handful of eccentric and unusual items to the game's repertoire, but nothing that changed the fundamental mechanics of gameplay, and nothing that you felt like you could do without.

The fourth expansion pack, "The Sims: Hot Date", changed all that. Excruciating title aside, the game was everything anyone who enjoyed The Sims could hope for - your Sims could leave their homes to go visit new places! They could go shopping or out to bars or restaurants! You could even design and build the destinations yourself - with no financial restrictions! And, once your target Sim had had their fill of the downtown life (ie their energy bar was empty), you could head home... and find that the in-game time was only a few minutes later on than when you departed. Unlike every other fun or interesting activity in The Sims, going downtown didn't eat into your 24-hour cycle: you could finally do something worthwhile with your sim, for literally hours, and not see them wet themselves or lose their job as a consequence.

I haven't played it for years, and it may not hold up so well, but to me, it'll always be a classic. The fact the downtown soundtrack is a not-so-subtle ripoff of Coltrane's Blue Train helps matters, too.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by <]:^D » Sat May 23, 2020 10:50 pm

sold! where can i get a copy?

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by HSH28 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:13 am

20 games in no order...


Rez Infinite
OutRun 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Civilization VI (with Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm)
Bayonetta
Sensible World of Soccer
GTA V
Shadow of the Colossus
Super Mario Galaxy
Crackdown
Halo: Combat Evolved
Half Life 2
Deus Ex
Company of Heroes
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Everybody's Golf
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Beat Saber

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by absolutely not, stop asking this » Sun May 24, 2020 2:20 pm

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
Burnout 3: Takedown
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Celeste
DJMAX Respect
Donkey Kong Country 2
Doom 2
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Final Fantasy VII
Gunstar Heroes
ICO
Magicland Dizzy
Resident Evil 4
Rock Band
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Streets of Rage 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tetris Effect
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
WipEout HD

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Spindash » Sun May 24, 2020 2:55 pm

People choosing Tony Hawk 3:


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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by absolutely not, stop asking this » Sun May 24, 2020 3:05 pm

If THPS2 had the revert I'd pick that but it doesn't so :shrug:

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Corazon de Leon » Sun May 24, 2020 5:13 pm

Yes, essentially that. Manuals and revert combined made the first two obsolete.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Ironhide » Sun May 24, 2020 10:05 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Yes, essentially that. Manuals and revert combined made the first two obsolete.


I went straight from the Dreamcast port of THPS to THPS3 so 3 is the best one for me.

Played the GBA port of 2 but its totally different in an isometric perspective, its a bloody brilliant port though and kind of mindblowing how well the hardware handles it (see also the GBA port of Street Fighter Alpha 3).

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Skarjo » Mon May 25, 2020 12:58 am

THPS3 had the best soundtrack to the point where I still listen to songs off it today and get instantly transported back to Uni. (I was a bit behind on it). Trying to pull off the infinite grind on Canada :datass:

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Joer » Mon May 25, 2020 3:35 pm

World of Warcraft
Football Manager Series
FIFA Series
Rocket League
Overwatch
The Witcher III
Skyrim
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario Kart 8
God of War
Rock Band 3
Breath of the Wild
GTA V
Portal
Half-Life 2
Modern Warfare
The Last of Us
Destiny
Halo 3

In no particular order other than the order I remembered them.

These are easily the games i've spent the most time with so I guess they're my top 20 of all time. If I had to do a top five it would be something like:

WoW
BOTW
OW
RB 3
SMG

But even that i'm not happy with at all. No idea how you guys have managed to actually rank them. :lol:

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by OrangeRKN » Mon May 25, 2020 5:34 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Yes, essentially that. Manuals and revert combined made the first two obsolete.


Exactly.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by PuppetBoy » Mon May 25, 2020 9:43 pm

Let's have a go at this then. This is in a vague kind of order, but I'd find it difficult to definitively rank them.

1-10
Zelda: Majora's Mask
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VII
Earthbound
Resident Evil 4
Perfect Dark
Super Mario Galaxy
The Witcher 3
Persona 5
Football Manager (series)
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11-20
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Paper Mario TTYD
Fable II
Batman Arkham Asylum
Life Is Strange
WarioWare (GC multiplayer version)
Portal
Half-Life 2
Metal Gear Solid V
Zelda Breath of the Wild


For reference, I looked up my 2012 list in the other thread afterwards to see if it had changed much:

In 2012, I wrote:1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
2. Super Mario Galaxy & 2 (Wii)
3. Earthbound (SNES)
4. The World Ends With You (DS)
5. Persona 4 (PS2)
6. Yoshi's Island (SNES)
7. Super Mario World (SNES)
8. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
9. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Games! (GCN)
10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)

11. Fable II (360)
12. Pokemon Red & Blue / Heart Gold & Soul Silver (GB/DS)
13. Paper Mario & the Thousand Year Door (GCN)
14. Skies of Arcadia Legends (GCN)
15. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
16. Canis Canem Edit (PS2)
17. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / 3D (N64/3DS)
18. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)
19. TimeSplitters 2 (GCN)
20. Battletoads (NES)


That is a fairly similar list. The World Ends With You at number 4 though, gosh. I didn't even consider it for my 2020 list, I absolutely loved it when I last played it though.

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PostRe: Your Top 20 games of all time, in 2020! Hindsight is 20:20!
by Pedz » Mon May 25, 2020 10:06 pm

Vermilion wrote:
<]:^D wrote:Sims Hot Date?

tell me more, please


Woohoo?


I like DuckTales too.

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